A white Baltimore police officer failed to follow procedures in the arrest that led to the death of Freddie Gray from a broken neck, a prosecutor said on Thursday at the start of the officer's trial. A lawyer for the officer, Edward Nero, said, however, that he had little to do with Gray's arrest and transport in a police van. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died in April 2015 from a spinal injury suffered in the vehicle.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say that Edward Nero, whose trial in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray began Thursday morning, failed in his duty as a police officer when he and other officers unlawfully arrested Gray, then neglected to buckle him — shackled and cuffed — into a seat belt.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the administration is unconstitutionally spending federal money to fund the measure without approval from Congress.
BERLIN (AP) — Turkey and the European Union faced off Thursday over a proposed deal to let Turks travel to Europe without visas — a crucial carrot the bloc has been dangling in order to get Turkey to halt the torrent of migrants flowing from its shores to EU member Greece.
LONDON (AP) — The Obama administration's calls for restoring global business ties with Iran are falling flat in Europe, where risk-averse banks told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that they don't believe they can do business in the Islamic Republic without triggering U.S. sanctions.
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration of President Barack Obama this year after a similar drive over two days in January that focused on Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has now told field offices nationwide to launch a 30-day "surge" of arrests focused on mothers and children who have already been told to leave the United States, the document seen by Reuters said.